IK Clean Up (SMR)

Functionality

Cleans up classic tweens of SMR IK Chains by creating Keyframes at every frame. 

Initial selection has to be one SMR IK Effector. Pressing the IK Clean Up button in the SMR Helpers panel will clean up the two elements of the IK Chain from the current Keyframe toward the next by creating keyframes at every frame and solving the IK Chain.

Note: IK Clean Up will not work on Parented Layers. Un-parent the two IK Chain elements and the first element beyond the Effector using Layer Parenting Toggle, before executing IK Clean Up.

Suggested use

All situations where normal Clean Up or Layer Parenting Toggle do not produce the desired results.

A typical usage scenario would be cleaning up the legs of a squatting character where feet have been pinned, using SMR IK Effectors. FK clean up options are not suitable for a tween like this as the result would be feet digging into the ground in the middle of the tween, rather than staying static. IK Clean Up, however, will produce the expected and natural-looking result.

Where does it work?

Stage, one selected IK Effector in the current Keyframe

Notes

Only works with Smart Magnet Rigs

Video demonstration


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This command is part of the Flanimate Power Tools package. Download the latest version from the Downloads page.
 
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